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Jeff Mictabor is an enthusiast on the topic of student loan issues in the news. He has been writing for the past 10 years for a variety of education publications. He now offers his writing services on a freelance basis.

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Taming Student Loan Debt With Prepayments

Today, two-thirds of college students leave school with at least some debt from college loans. The average debt is approaching $25,000, a figure that includes not just the original amounts borrowed ..
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Community Colleges and the Dangers of Student Loan Debt

For high school students who are on the hunt for ways to reduce the cost of a college education, your local community college may look like a way to keep your expenses down and avoid the crush of ..
(April 06, 2011)
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Student Loan Debt Collections Come Up Short

The U. S. Department of Education is reporting that its current student loan debt collection contract produced more revenue in the first 15 months of operation than the previous debt collection ..
(April 01, 2011)
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New Report Goes Beyond Defaults, Examining Student Loan ..

A new report issued by the Institute for Higher Education Policy examines the issue of delinquency — late payments — as a factor in student loan defaults. Researchers at IHEP analyzed a ..
(March 29, 2011)
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In Calif., Using Student Loan Defaults to Limit College Grants

The state of California is taking a page from the U. S. Department of Education’s playbook. In an effort to trim a nearly $27 billion budget deficit, lawmakers are exploring the possibility of ..
(March 28, 2011)
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Tenn. Community College May Cut Federal Student Loans

Nashville State Community College is weighing the decision to eliminate federal student loans from its financial aid programs. The school is assessing the number of its students who have defaulted ..
(March 22, 2011)
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Keeping Tabs on Your Federal Student Loans: Using the NSLDS

For the majority of students, college loans are part of the reality of higher education. Two-thirds of bachelor’s degree students who graduated in 2007–08 left college with debt from ..
(March 18, 2011)
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Paying for College: Using Employment Prospects to Drive ..

For college students who are approaching graduation, the employment picture may be looking slightly better than it has in the past couple of years, as the country slowly recovers from the Great ..
(March 15, 2011)
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6 Keys to Minimizing Student Loan Debt

If you’re a senior in high school who’s planning for college but you haven’t yet picked your school, you’re in the sweet spot. The decisions you make in the coming months ..
(March 15, 2011)
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N.C. Community Colleges Lobby Against Federal Student Loans

The presidents of 38 North Carolina community colleges have come together to oppose a new state law that requires them to offer federal student loans to their student bodies beginning July 1, 2011. ..
(March 09, 2011)
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Are Student Loans Still a Good Bet?

In the mid- and late-1960s, there was no doubt among U. S. public policy makers that the federal government should be encouraging more citizens to attend and graduate from college. Bolstered by the ..
(March 04, 2011)
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Consumer Law Report Blasts For-Profit Colleges for ..

A new report issued in January by the National Consumer Law Center accuses for-profit colleges of saddling their students with unregulated private-label student loans that force these students into ..
(March 02, 2011)
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Minn. Survey Shows Impact of Recession on Student Loan Debt

The Minnesota State University Student Association has released the results of a survey it issued in September 2010 to help assess the impact of student loan debt on its members. Because the ..
(March 02, 2011)
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Paying for College: Student Loans or Credit Cards?

Research conducted by student loan company Sallie Mae shows that in 2010, about 5 percent of college students paid an average of more than $2,000 in tuition and other educational expenses using a ..
(February 22, 2011)
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Paying for College Without Using Student Loans

Paying for college can be tricky, especially when the cost of a college education is far outstripping the rate of inflation. About two-thirds of today’s college students take out student loans .
(February 19, 2011)
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Student Loan Default Rates on the Rise

Updated statistics released by the U. S. Department of Education show that student loan defaults are rising. According to the latest figures, the default rate for federal student loans that entered ..
(February 15, 2011)
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Study: Student Loan Worries Affect New College Students’ ..

Researchers at the Higher Education Research Institute at the University of California in Los Angeles say that worries about student loans are having a measurable negative impact on the mental health .
(February 14, 2011)
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Getting Through College Without Student Loans

According to statistics compiled by the U. S. Department of Education, two-thirds of college students today leave their alma mater with debt from student loans, and the average student loan debt ..
(February 09, 2011)
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Vt. Nonprofit Lender Mulls Life After End of Student Loan ..

The Vermont Student Assistance Corporation (VSAC) was established in 1965 as a public nonprofit agency designed to oversee the issuing of federal education loans to Vermont students. But with the ..
(February 07, 2011)
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Too Much Student Loan Debt? License to Work DENIED.

On January 11, the Ohio Supreme Court ruled that one unlucky law school graduate is carrying too much student loan debt to be allowed to hold a license to practice law in the state. Hassan Jonathan ..
(February 02, 2011)
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Does Parents’ Divorce Translate Into More Student Loan Debt?

A study conducted by researchers at Rice University and the University of Wisconsin and published in the December 2010 issue of the Journal of Family Issues concludes that college students whose ..
(January 25, 2011)
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Government’s PLUS Program Offers More Than Parent Loans

Although most undergraduate students must provide their parents’ financial information when applying for federal financial aid for college, not all parents may want or be able to help their ..
(January 21, 2011)
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Paying for College: 5 Tips for Minimizing Student Loan Debt

If you plan to attend college at some point in your life, you should have a plan to keep your student loan debt to a minimum. Knowing how you’ll be paying for college before you head off to ..
(January 18, 2011)
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Meeting Your College Expected Family Contribution

With the financial aid season in full swing, a lot of families are becoming anxious about the expected family contribution (EFC), which is the amount of money you and your family will be expected to ..
(January 11, 2011)
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The Hunt for Student Loans, Grants, and Scholarships Begins

If you plan to attend college for the first time in 2011 or have a family member who will, you’re about to embark on student financial aid season. If you’re looking for money for college .
(January 07, 2011)
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